7 boho garden ideas for a stylish outdoor space

Celebrate all things free spirited with these boho garden ideas and create a relaxed outdoor vibe you'll love

Boho garden ideas: colourful outdoor dining space with string lights and lanterns
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The best boho garden ideas can help turn a garden into a relaxing sanctuary where we can escape our everyday lives whilst enjoying the great outdoors. While the outside world is full of uncertainty, we're turning to our homes for a sense of peace and happiness, which is why many of us are decorating our gardens with the fun and eclectic nature of bohemian style. 

Defined as a perfectly imperfect mixture of styles, designs, colours and textures from around the world, boho style exudes exotic patterns, natural materials and relaxed seating.

We've gathered the best ways to create a boho-style garden. From lighting to cushions, and even a teepee, join us in celebrating all things unconventional, artistic and free spirited, for an outside space that makes you smile. Want even more outdoor living inspiration? Make sure you check out our garden design ideas gallery

1. Escape the sun with a pretty parasol (the more fringes the better) 

boho dining area with a patterned parasol with t

Dining set painted in Superdec in Midnight Grace, Butterscotch, Rose Smoke, Candied Grapefruit, Tokyo Bay, all Sadolin

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Nothing dominates your garden scheme quite like a parasol, so have fun with it and choose a design that stands loud and proud. This beautiful light green parasol from the East London Parasol Company is adorned with an ornate golden swirling pattern, creating a rich and luxurious feel. We're loving the fringed edging too – it makes us feel like we're somewhere warm and exotic. 

2. Create a chilled out vibe with low seating 

Moroccan pouffes in several colours for a boho feel in the garden

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Boho style is all about chilled out comfort where everyone can relax together. Being close to the earth goes a long way in making you feel grounded, which is why pouffes and floor cushions are the go-to seating choice when it comes to boho style. These traditional Moroccan pouffes from Graham and Green are made of leather and available in several colours. Scattering a couple of these in your garden will instantly create a more relaxed vibe, and create more room for guests, too. 

3. Illuminate your garden with gorgeous lighting

outdoor fairy lights, faux candles and decorative lighting at twilight for a romantic feel

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Lighting can completely transform the feel of your garden, and enable you to enjoy your outside space well into the night. Draw attention to nature by wrapping fairy lights around trees, draping them along bushes or use floor lights to illuminate plants. You may not have considered using LED candles in the garden, but they're a brilliant way to create that calm, romantic feel, without any risks. These solar lanterns, outdoor LED candles and fairy lights are all from Lights 4 Fun. 

4. Scatter patterned rugs and cushions for cosiness

boho garden with a fire pit, several outdoor rugs and cushions

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From tribal prints to florals and stripes, embrace boho style with the mantra 'more is more' . Mixing and matching patterns and textures is key to a playful space, so layer up outdoor rugs, create piles of floor cushions and prepare to settle in with your chosen tribe of friends. When the chilly evenings arrive, there's no better way to keep cosy than to gather round a fire pit. We're loving this compact Ignis firepit from Morso

5. Get the kids involved with a playful teepee

boho garden with a kids teepee and jute outdoor round rug

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Want a stylish garden that'll keep you and the kids happy? The humble teepee does it all! A very exciting play tent for the kids to use as a den, and an on-trend, fun design element to your boho space. It's ticks all round for the teepee. This Sonora pop-up teepee and Bloomingville outdoor rug  are subtle and muted in colour, for a kids play area that blends into the rest of the garden. Head to our garden ideas for kids for more ways to keep them entertained outside. 

6. String up decorations overhead for fanciful dining

Colourful outdoor dining space with string lights and lanterns

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There's something about dining alfresco beneath fairy lights that is just so magical, but why not go even further by stringing up colourful decorations for an all-out boho look. Tie your decorations to tree branches, fences, or even a pergola, and create a garden party full of wonder which your guests won't want to leave. These gorgeous rattan woven dining chairs from Anthropologie are so comfy – perfect for all-night-long celebrations.

7. Don't forget about the finishing touches

colourful jute jug ans decorative flowers on an outdoor dining area

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Updating your outdoor dinnerware, table decorations and foliage is a simple way to create a boho vibe, without spending a fortune. There's an abundance of melamine patterned plates out there that will create that boho look, survive even if they fall onto concrete and help the planet too. Coloured tumblers, those cute terracotta patterned bowls that you've gathered on your travels, and candlesticks are easy ways to get that whimsical feel too. This boho spice glass jug from Talking Tables is a real show stopper, and would be the perfect centrepiece to any boho dining table.

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